‘Captain America: Civil War’ Early Buzz: ‘Spectacular,’ ‘Biggest Movie of the Year’

The Marvel film had its world premiere in Los Angeles last night and is screening at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today

Captain America Civil War

Despite a release date for “Captain America: Civil War” that’s almost a month away, there’s already loads of early buzz for the Marvel film following its world premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

The movie is being called “spectacular” and “the biggest movie of the year” by early viewers. Robert Liefeld, the comic creator of “Deadpool” and former Captain America artist teased, “Great twists and turns throughout the film. It really is a total blast!”

“Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Don Cheadle. The film is directed by the Russo brothers, and is the third stand-alone film in the “Captain America” franchise.

With a plot borrowed from one of the Marvel Universe’s most earth-shattering comic book storylines, “Civil War” pits Captain America against Iron Man, each leading the charge from opposite sides of a debate over superhuman civil liberties. They resolve their differences not through binding arbitration, but through what io9’s Germain Lussier calls “probably the best superhero action scene ever.”

Ed Brubaker, longtime Captain America comics scribe, including during the “Civil War” storyline, tweeted, “If you’re a Winter Soldier fan, you’re going to love Captain America: Civil War. Also it’s going to be the biggest movie of the year.”

For us regular people, the film will hit theaters on May 6.

See early reaction tweets below.